Airplane is small and moves slower then your average Jet but they arrived at pm. Once in Cuba they go through several layers of security, which I thought was strange since they are already here. Anyway, just when they think they're done we tell them we need to get on a crowded, hot bus to go catch a Ferry to cross the bay. It's lie Planes, Trains and Automobiles Thankfully they have a good sense of humor and are seasoned travelers.
They just flow with it. The hill in the background, starkly contrasting against the ranch-style house, forms natural barrier between the Naval Base and the outside world. Not far beyond the hills and the coastline lie poverty, death, and the threat of communism.
The presence of the Cuban workers also begins to reveal the truth about the American Dream: It would not be possible without the exploitation of a lower class. The Cuban workers unloading the boxes while the photographer stands back and captures the moment makes the Cubans appear almost slave-like, and the photographer rises above them on a metaphorical pedestal.
Andrea, Family Maid. Sterling, Family Gardener. The Cuban base workers were a big part of everyday life. They were nannies, garbage collectors, gardeners, waiters, maid, construction workers, and even held civil service positions Hansen. They were the reason that these American families could sustain their idealistic fantasy of the American dream.
Figures 4 and 5 are also photographs from the Matlock family album, capturing the Cuban domestic workers. She keeps the house in order, she does most of the cooking and cleaning, and she looks after the children. The Matlock family gardener, who poses with one hand on his hip and the other holding onto his shovel, wearing jeans and a cap, is also captured in his working element surrounded by the territory he is responsible for keeping up.
The reasons the photographer took these pictures do not seem to be much different than his or her reasons for taking the pictures of the arriving boxes. Comparing these images to Figure 1, the photograph of Officer Brazzel, it is clear that there is a big discrepancy as to how the Cuban workers are perceived and how the American Officers are perceived.
Although Guantanamo rests on Cuban soil, the local workers on the base had to adapt to U. According to Jana Lipman, a specialist in the social and political history of Cuba who earned a Ph. In direct opposition to the U.
The United States denies torture. But charges were dropped and he was finally freed on February But while popular, the novel isn't for everyone. After Random House said that it sold 35 million copies of the book in nine months, NPR's Lynn Neary , who admits to being "a bit of a prude," wondered whether it was snobbery or prudery that kept some people from reading it.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.
President George W. Bush transferred more than and, so far, President Barack Obama has transferred prisoners to other countries. Obama issued an executive order his second day in office in to close the controversial prison that houses foreign fighters suspected of links to the Taliban or the al-Qaida terrorist organization. His efforts have been blocked by Congress and 60 detainees remain.
Getty photographer John Moore was part of a small group of journalists on a recent media tour of the prison, known as Gitmo, in October Photos must go through what is known as an OpSec review by public affairs officers. Many are deleted for reasons that include showing faces or anything that authorities believe compromise security.
Here, prisoners kneel during evening prayers in Camp 6, where most detainees are currently held, on October 22, Moore photographed through dark one-way glass.Aug 21, · Behind the scenes, the U.S. military is planning for nearly a half-billion dollars in new construction during the Trump administration, including a Navy request to build a $ million, five-bed.